The rich man,
lived, existed and striven very hard,
to be one among those ‘coveted ones’,
who have all the materials comforts
and so called pleasures of the world,
at his fingertips.
The common man always looked at him
with envy and awe, and wet his mat with,
sweet dreams of being like him, and being
fulfilled in the dream and to find
having nothing on the following day !
The rich man on the other hand
worked day and night to multiply his money,
in fact, he was rolling on and on in his luxurious matress
and the arid walls of air-conditioned room.
He was deprived of sleep,
he too was jealous of the poor man,
who has a sound sleep, so contented and happy
with few possessions, fearless and relaxed.
One day it happened as he was decorating his body
with the costliest cosmetics at a beauty parlor,
he found that one of his hairs changed its colour,
to alarm him of his imminent end.
The next day, going to the best superspeciality
hospital he asked for a full body scanning,
and found two more uninvited guests,
present in his body, diabetics and high blood pressure.
The smart doctors got a good prey to conduct many
experiment on this guinea pig, whose body never knew
any major pain before.
He boasted to his visitors that only he could afford
to such a treatment available only in the First World countries.
The angel of death laughed on hearing this and said,
“the darkest world is awaiting for you,
here on earth you boast about the first world,
you might have heard the saying,
the first will be last and the last will be first. ”
His friends, wife and relatives shed crocodile tears,
as he died breathing his last, hearing the lamentations,
murmurings, negotiations and consolations of them.
The poor man on the other hand,
led a careless life, but it was miserable,
in the eyes of the world.
As he was breathing his last and
as the real cries of his
dear and near ones resounded
in the farthest horizons of his hut
the angel of death said, “my brother,
you may enter the door of heaven,
place that is prepared for you,
where you will be in bliss forever and ever”.